Let us pray for the conversion of this courageous Hungarian president, Viktor Orban. Fatima Perspectives, Christopher Ferrara: Even as the Vatican apparatus seems intent on converting the Catholic Church into what Antonio Socci has called “a social assistant to the … Continue reading
Aleteia, Meg Hunter-Kilmer: Buried deep within the largest cemetery in Tokyo, there is a grave marked with a cross. If you ask for directions to this plot, you’ll be met with confusion and astonishment—how could you, a westerner, have someone … Continue reading
New Liturgical Movement: The Quirinal Palace in Rome, the official residence of the Italian president, is currently displaying a nice example of a traditional 18th century Neapolitan Nativity scene. See here.
Christmas is at last upon us. I say at last because even the most devout of Catholics, however keen on keeping Advent strictly they may be, are doubtless aware of the Yuletide decorations up in stores since mid-September. Of course … Continue reading
Church Militant, David Nussman On Friday night in France, a handful of young men disrupted an ecumenical service inside a Catholic church by praying the Rosary. It’s the fourth such incident in the past three months. More here with video.
Rorate Caeli: The tragic story of Francis’ all-but-suppression of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate is well known to our readers. The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, we have now learned, have been banned from accepting postulants for three years, on … Continue reading
CNA: Several Mexican media outlets reported on Nov. 24 that Eduardo Verastegui, internationally known Catholic actor and producer, could be a serious candidate in the country’s 2018 presidential elections. “Eduardo Verastegui could be the Social Encounter Party candidate in 2018” an El … Continue reading
USA Today has come out with a laundry list of celebrities and pols recently accused of taking advantage of their power for base carnal gratification: “Weinstein aftermath: All the men accused of sexual misconduct.” While the piece is not recommended … Continue reading
Catholic Herald; Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020. Initially proposed by trade unions, the idea received the support of the ruling conservative Law and Justice Party, who want to allow workers to … Continue reading
In light of the concept and reality of “tremendous trifles” — as resonantly presented (and variously illustrated) by G.K. Chesterton himself — we are now encouraged to add one of Hilaire Belloc’s own evocative essays for our consideration. Belloc’s presentation … Continue reading
I visited Ciudad Juarez while in El Paso, Texas, back in the early 1980s. It was a very depressing place. The cathedral was a masonic-looking block of concrete with a few small, scattered, and figureless stained glass windows. It was … Continue reading
AsiaNews: In a remote corner of Coloane Island (Macau), there was a leper colony abandoned by everyone. The despair was such that some, among the hundreds of lepers present there, killed themselves. In August 1963, Fr. Gaetano Nicosia asked to be … Continue reading
The Remnant, Patrick Archbold: “For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” — Hebrews 12:6 No country has suffered the effects of 20th-century anti-Christian ideologies more than Poland. After more than a century of division, … Continue reading
CNA: “The grace experienced by these martyrs is impossible to understand without faith,” said Sister Angeles Infante, a Daughter of Charity who is postulator of the cause for beatification. She praised the martyrs’ “faithfulness to the Vincentian charism, giving their lives, … Continue reading